Patriots Sign Seven Practice Squad Players To Future/Reserve Contracts

Surprise, surprise: Wide receiver J.J. Worton, who was arrested over the weekend, wasn’t among the seven New England Patriots practice squad players signed to future/reserve contracts Monday.

The Patriots did lock up running back Joey Iosefa, wide receiver DeAndre Carter, offensive linemen Chris Barker and Keavon Milton, cornerback Rashaan Melvin and safeties Brock Vereen and Cedric Thompson, however, according to the NFL transaction wire. All seven players can participate in the Patriots’ offseason workout program this spring.

The Patriots signed linebacker James Vaughters to a futures contract Thursday.

Running back Montee Ball, who ended the season on the Patriots’ practice squad, didn’t sign to a future/reserve deal.

Running backs Jonas Gray and Dion Lewis are previous Patriots futures signings.

Thumbnail photo via David Butler II/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Dec 20, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots running back James White (28) is congratulated by running back Joey Iosefa (47) after scoring against the Tennessee Titans in the second quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

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